In a statement the company said it was restructuring a hybrid working approach which will require employees who live near the offices to report physically for two days a week for effectiveness in service delivery.
“As a company, we are in a better position to use our own technologies, continue to innovate, and support our global customers.
We’ll continue to leverage the entire Zoom platform to keep our employees and dispersed teams connected and working efficiently,” the statement read in part.
Several giant companies including Google and Amazon recalled their staff, with some adopting hybrid systems while others stopped remote working arrangements.
Reports by CNN also indicated that the White House imposed a crackdown on remote workers after asking cabinet agencies to come to work with federal workers.
Zoom became a popular video conferencing network for people around the world, forcing the organisation to employ more as it tried to accommodate the demand worldwide.
However, in 2023 the company has since laid off almost 15% of its employees, that represents almost 1,300 working staff.
At the onset of the pandemic, zoom was already popular among people amid mandatory lockdowns and by mid-2020 the demand had skyrocketed thus increasing its revenue from people and businesses that had to work remotely.
Remote working came with a myriad of benefits such as avoiding regular commuting, workplace comfort and increased productivity according to Flexjob agency report.
Zoom now requires employees working 80km from the organisation offices to report physically twice in a week.
However, Zoom did not explain how the management reached the decision.
This is a huge U-turn by the company from its stance last year when it said that fewer than 2 per cent of its entire workforce would work remotely.
Most companies which have recalled their employees back to work have attributed it to a rising trend of unproductivity.
Zoom CFO Kelly Steckelberg said the company has invested in technology such as AI which will improve effectiveness of their services amid technological advancements.